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Garstang boss Baker hopes to avoid Shield embarrassment

Garstang manager Lee Baker has warned his players to beware the proverbial banana skin when they return to action on Saturday.

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Garstangs Dan Birch is on the way back after a freak hand injury in training

Garstang boss won’t rush Birch’s return

Garstang manager Lee Baker will not rush Dan Birch back into action as he recovers from a serious hand injury.

Football
April photo: The Sir Tom Finney Splash statue

Making a Splash as a calendar boy

If there is such a thing as a football statue expert, Kevin Beresford’s your man.

Arts

Sir Bobby Charlton, one of football's great champions

Few have left a greater mark on football than mesmerising midfielder and all-round gentleman Sir Bobby Charlton, who turned 80 this week.
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Garstang manager Lee Baker

Riversiders to take a break

Garstang boss Lee Baker and his players take a break this weekend as the Riversiders have the day off on Saturday.

Football
Garstangs management team saw their side beaten at the weekend

Match report: Blackpool Wren Rovers 1 Garstang 0

West Lancashire League

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Garstang boss Lee Baker is pleased with his players adaptability so far this season

Garstang FC boss boosted by players’ spirit level

Lee Baker has paid tribute to the team spirit at Garstang FC as they prepare for a test of their credentials on Saturday.

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Garstang were comfortable winners in their Lancashire Amateur Shield tie at FC St Helens on Saturday

Match report: FC St Helens 1 Garstang 5

Lancashire Amateur Shield

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Garstang FC manager Lee Baker

Riversiders’ boss does his Shield homework

Garstang manager Lee Baker is preparing for another trip into the unknown this weekend.

Football
Garstang got the better of Fulwood Amateurs when the two sides met on Saturday

Match report: Fulwood Amateurs 1 Garstang 2

West Lancashire League

Football
Gary Armer from Out Rawcliffe has made the finals of the prestigious 2017 MS Amlin World Art Vote prize with his powerful portrait  Not a Penny More

Artist shows sorrow for state of club

A Blackpool FC supporter has found a creative outlet for his frustrations with the club’s ownership – and could win an award for his effort.

News
A piper leads Jim Bryson's funeral cortege into Fulwood Barracks

Final whistle for ‘colossus’ of refereeing

Referees from Premier League to parks football turned out in black to say their farewells as Jim Bryson took the final whistle.

News
Garstang were emphatic winners against Thornton Cleveleys

Match report: Garstang FC 5 Thornton Cleveleys 0

West Lancashire League

Football

Former England skipper Rio Ferdinand to step into the ring

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt.
Sport
Gail Newsham (right) and Alison Hitchen pick up the award in London

Ladies get FA approval at last

Almost a century after they were banned by the FA, the footballers from Dick, Kerr Ladies have won them over at long last.

News

John Motson calling time on 50-year BBC career at the end of this season

Long-serving football commentator John Motson will end his 50-year association with the BBC when he leaves the broadcaster at the end of the season.
Sport
Garstang meet Wythenshawe Amateurs in the Lancashire Shield on Saturday

Riversiders’ boss prepares for a step into the unknown

Garstang manager Lee Baker admits they face a trip into the unknown when their Lancashire Shield campaign begins on Saturday.

Football
Garstang defeated Longridge Town in Saturdays Richardson Cup meeting

Match report: Longridge Town 1 Garstang 2

Richardson Cup First Round

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Garstang FC manager Lee Baker

Riversiders take a break from league action

Garstang will start a break from league action this weekend as they get set to meet familiar foes in the Richardson Cup.

Football
Garstang had to settle for a point apiece when they met Euxton Villa at the weekend

Match report: Euxton Villa 1 Garstang 1

West Lancashire League

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